Berkeley Research in the News

June 30, 2015
Grace O'Connell UC Berkeley
New disc tissue is being engineered in the lab to replace deteriorated discs. Some 20 years of research has taken this futuristic-sounding prospect into the first clinical trials for repairing or replacing damaged cartilage. Grace O’Connell has been at the heart of this research - adapting the technology with the aim of growing new human disc tissue.
June 24, 2015
Catherine Wolfram and Meredith Fowlie
Philomathia Innovation Seed Fund recipients Catherine Wolfram and Meredith Fowlie carried out a rigorous study that found surprisingly low savings relative to costs in part of a nationwide effort to improve home energy-efficiency.
June 24, 2015
Chen Li, a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, studied the maneuvering ability of cockroaches with rounded shells and saw that their simple streamlined shape allowed them to easily roll and slip through gaps in a clutter of objects, such as grass and leaves on a forest floor.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 235 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2013/14 ResearchDonut chart of 2013/14 Research Funding by Sponsor
Funding by Sponsor
(in millions)

 

Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.